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COSC203 Web, Databases, and Networks

Network and database principles in the context of web applications. Client/server architectures, TCP/IP stack, information storage and retrieval, and security concepts. Client- and server-side programming, web frameworks.

Paper title Web, Databases, and Networks
Paper code COSC203
Subject Computer Science
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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(COMP 101 or BSNS 106) and (COMP 160 or COMP 162)
COSC 212, COSC 244
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science

Computer Science Adviser,

Teaching staff

Dr Haibo Zhang

Dr Juncheng Liu



HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites. Jon Duckett. ISBN-13: 978-1118008188.

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide. David Flanagan, O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2020. ISBN: 9781491952023.

Elmasri, R. & Navathe, S., Database Systems: Models, Languages, Design, and Application Programming (7th Edition), 2016.

Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, 8th edition, Kurose and Ross, 2021.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

By completion of this paper students are expected to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to design and develop database-driven web applications
  • Understand fundamental concepts relating to computer networking and databases
  • Develop an awareness of issues surrounding accessibility, security, privacy, and data protection in an online context

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 09:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Monday 12:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
A3 Monday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
AND one stream from
B1 Thursday 09:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
B2 Thursday 12:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
B3 Thursday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 11:00-11:50 29-34, 36-41